Regaleira Palace and Gardens

regaleira 01This is a fabulous assemblage of styles and constructions ( gardens, wells, towers, statues, mysterious grottoes, etc.), which Manini succeeded in imbuing with exceptional characteristics. Albeit having a semblance of a scene from opera, the Quinta da Regaleira has alchemical and sacred connotations.

The origins of this Quinta (palace and estate) which is currently known as the Quinta da Regaleira date back to 1697 when José Leite purchased a huge tract of land at one end of the Old Quarter of Sintra.

regaleira - Poço iniciáticoThis is a fabulous assemblage of styles and constructions ( gardens, wells, towers, statues, mysterious grottoes, etc.), which Manini succeeded in imbuing with exceptional Regaleira -Igrejacharacteristics. Albeit having a semblance of a scene from opera, the Quinta da Regaleira has alchemical and sacred connotations.

The origins of this Quinta (palace and estate) which is currently known as the Quinta da Regaleira date back to 1697 when José Leite purchased a huge tract of land at one end of the Old Quarter of Sintra.

This is a fabulous assemblage of styles and constructions (gardens, wells, towers, statues, mysterious grottoes, etc.), which Manini succeeded in imbuing with exceptional characteristics. Albeit having a semblance of a scene from opera, the Quinta da Regaleira has alchemical and sacred connotations.

 The Quinta da Regaleira, which was purchased in March 1997 by the Sintra Town Council is currently used as the head office of the CulturSintra Foundation which is undertaking a vast conservation and rehabilitation programme for promoting the palace in tourist terms. It is also organising a series of cultural events.

 


Address:

(Around 800 metres from Old Quarter)
Rua Barbosa du Bocage
2710 - 567 Sintra


Tel. #351 21 910 66 50/9
Fax #351 21 924 47 25


E-mail: regaleira@mail.telepac.pt

 

 

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